I am writing this letter as a follow up to my daughter, Angela’s, Rhinoplasty and deviated septum surgery in August. Knowing that you have so many patients, I will try to familiarize you with her situation. She had, at this point in time, just completed her freshman year in college and was about to transfer to San Francisco. She came to you primarily to have nose surgery. As a parent, I always believed that my daughter was a beautiful young woman. However, my husband and I supported her in her decision to have her nose “fixed”. She had a minor bump and had been the subject of bullying in high school and middle school because of her nose. As bright and as talented as my daughter was, her confidence in her appearance and in other aspects of her life had been compromised. She had a very successful surgery at your gifted hands. You were able to repair her deviated septum but, more importantly, you were able to shave down the bump and sculpt her nose. What a beautiful job! She just graduated, Cum-Laude, from college with a degree in Public Relations/Political Science. She is staying in San Francisco and has a job with a communications firm. I recently asked her what professor made the biggest impact on her college career and she quickly replied that, “It wasn’t a professor; it was Dr. Lin”. She went on to tell me in a mother/daughter conversation that Dr. Lin “made me realize that I wasn’t ugly”. This comment tugged at my heartstrings, but I wanted you to know that you were directly responsible for restoring her confidence in herself. We are very proud of her as she begins her career. She is a happy, vibrant, and accomplished young woman. You were a huge part of her success! Hope that all in well with you. Enclosed is a picture of her at her graduation. Thank you for your part in her happiness! Thank you so very much for your brilliant work!
I just wanted to extend my sincere thanks for the compassionate and skillful care you-and your team-have provided my spouse during her nose reconstruction. I have watched her regain her confidence, and spirit, with each healing day that passes. It is thanks to your skill that she did not have to go through the forehead flap procedure, and thanks to you that she is healing beautifully! Your caring and gentle nature transformed her nervousness and uncertainty into courage and confidence. Thank you for being who you are and doing what you do!
My visit to you on July 14 turned out to be bittersweet! I am thrilled at how well my nose healed – however, every time I visited your office it was a shot in the arm. You and your staff could not have been more supportive and encouraging. I will be forever grateful.
During my last two visits with you, there was so much for me to process with my new nose, that I never thanked you properly for all that you did. I could not be happier with the results. For the first time, I can breathe and the cosmetic outcome is perfection. You cannot see the suture line! Your work is impeccable. I am very grateful to you, and it will be a pleasure to recommend you to my friends and colleagues.
Dear Dr. Lin,
I really appreciate the time and effort you took into making my nose surgery a success. You made me feel so comfortable and I couldn’t be happier with my results! Thank you for helping me get my confidence back. You are truly an incredible doctor.
Thank you so much for the great work you did on my breast reduction. I can’t tell you how much happier (not to mention easier) my life is now, and I have you to thank. I have been recommending you to everyone who asks, and I will continue to do so. Keep up the great work!
When I took off the bandages and the surgical bra and looked in the mirror, for the first time since my mastectomy cancer was not looking back at me. Thank you so much. I am proud and always have been to be a cancer survivor. It is like a badge of honor that reminds me when I doubt myself I can do whatever I have to. However before the surgery I didn’t feel like I looked the same. Not only am I proud to say I am a breast cancer survivor, but I also thanks to you look better than I did before. May God bless you and your family. Please enjoy the cookies that my daughter and I made. Thanks again.
Just wanted to drop a quick line to tell you how grateful I am for your recently performed surgery. I feel fantastic, look awesome and only wish I had done it sooner. A-One service by all. Thank you so much. I am forever grateful.
I’m so grateful for all you’ve done for me this year – thank you. Merry Christmas!
Thank you for the terrific care you’ve provided me. Your calm demeanor, realistic approach was exactly what we needed in the early days of my diagnosis. The meticulous work that you performed leaves us forever in your debt. Your skills and those of your team are amazing! Best wishes to you and yours for a Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year.
The reason I want to write you this card is to thank you for all you’ve done for me, during this journey in my life. But now that I’ve started to write about my gratitude, I realize that I can’t really think of words that are sufficient to convey my thankfulness. This time has been so scary for me, and your compassion and kindness toward me has been so reassuring and soothing. I can’t even tell you how much it’s meant to me. The patience and good humor you displayed in reading my letters prior to my surgery….Obviously, I have control issues! Even though I’m the patient, and you are the doctor, you always make me feel that I’m part of the team. I’m sure that in this career of yours you have come to grasp an understanding of what a woman’s breasts can mean to her; they are a somewhat sacred part of her body and self. I don’t think I even understood this until I was faced with having mine removed, due to cancer. The option of reconstruction has been one beacon of hope; the only lighthouse guiding me to a port, while I weather this storm. It’s been rough, but to carry the metaphor forward, my ship is strong, and I thank God for your light! I know I’ll be stronger at the end of all this. But what would I have done without you and your staff? I don’t know. Considering I’m having my hysterectomy next week it’s been one assault after another on my womanhood! Because of you, I know I can look forward to a future, where I’ll be having some sense of my female identity restored to me. And someday this crisis will be over, and I can help others who face the same kind of storms.
I just want you to know how pleased I am with the results of my surgery you performed in June. The results far exceed my expectations, even while I’m healing! Not only are you extremely professional, but you are caring and reassuring. I had given up hope that I would be “normal” again after the birth of my second child. You have given me a new lease on life and have restored my confidence. Your staff is wonderful and helped to add to my positive experience. Thank you again!
Words seem inadequate to express my gratitude (and amazement!) for what you have done for me. It’s been a long journey, and it takes even longer for esteem and body image to catch up with the physical changes. Thank you for being such a compassionate surgeon. Your extraordinary skills and caring are a rare combination. I hope you can instill both in surgeons you are teaching.
At this season on thanksgiving, I wanted to express my deepest gratitude to you. You have an uncommon combination of great surgical skill and confidence with humble and gentle connection with patients. I feel very lucky to be one of your patients! From my first consultation with you, I knew that you listened to me and instilled confidence by your knowing just how to proceed. I know that you have many successful years ahead. I wish you in those years to go from strength to even greater strength.
Thank you for all your concern and excellent work on my behalf. I hope this new year brings continued health and happiness to you and your family.
Want to thank you Dr. Lin for all you have done; you and your team for me back in June. You were all wonderful!
Wishing you all a joyous and healthy holiday season! Thanks for taking such great care of me-I feel so fortunate to be in the hands of the best!
Thank you for all you did for Katie.
Thank you for your caring ways. Your kindness and gentle manner helped to put me and my family at ease. Your expertise is also very much appreciated. Please enjoy this pen made out of jade. It is supposed to bring good luck.
Thank you so much for the excellent care.
Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy year! Thank you for all of your wonderful care! I feel so blessed to have found you and your wonderful staff to help get me through this ordeal. There is truly a sense of peace that is felt with the care you all provide! God bless you all and your families!
Thank you for the wonderful compassionate care I received under your care. You and your staff are amazing. It is clear to me that you consider the impact of your work on a very nervous patient like me.